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Thinking of my father and other family members who have served in our military on this Veterans Day 2020. And thank you to all the families that have served or supported those members who have.

Beautiful headstone from Arlington Cemetery. Photo by Mike Hartley

Maybe we can take some clues from these individuals. They had it hard. All we have to do is keep our heads above water till a vaccine can restore some order. Let’s try to be brave from their examples, and support each other, as the troops did for each other.

Previously we have been able to pull together to accomplish great things and have great freedoms and prosperity. That is what sets this country apart. What do you think our allies and enemies are thinking now. We used to have this illusion that this was one nation. And we proved it actually at various points in our history. Will we be able to return to those days?

Looking for my edge again. For some reason, I’ve lost that relaxed feeling in my mind that allows the unfocused, random, and trivial thoughts to emanate from this clouded and cluttered mind with frequency. Actually, now that I think about it and I know the reasons. But I must overcome them and utilize my days wisely.

Like today. I got to hug my daughter. It made my day. I worry that I might have to go without hugging my children again for a while. I didn’t think about when I was hugging her but something felt intense about the hug today. Kind of shared but unspoken knowledge of facing tough times now and ahead.

I saw this in Ellicott City the other day. I believe there was a sidewalk sale going on. Looks like someone was selling a set of clubs and offering their tools to level out your game.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Feels good to put hands to keys. I think the saying used to be “putting pen to paper.”
  • It’s not only important to listen but to choose wisely in whom to listen to.
  • Last night of the workweek. I’ll feel a lot better in about 12 hours.
  • Incorporating music again today. And it feels good.
  • It’s a good soup day.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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